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Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus: How To Reset Frozen Phone

Having freezing issues with your Galaxy S8 or S8+ Plus? This model is growing in popularity thanks to the difficulties suffered by many Galaxy note users. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus has a glass frame which makes it impossible to remove the battery. This creates the common issue of the phone freezing, while the user has no clear way of turning off and rebooting the device.

The Galaxy S8 has been improved in many ways. It now has an improved digital camera built into its frame, water-resistant design that makes it idea for fast paced lifestyles and wireless charging. The battery has seen significant improvements also in terms of battery life and charging times.

The freezing will always be an issue however, as long as the battery is inaccessible. In the past you could simply take out the battery to force a power down of the device entirely.

A full reboot tends to solve almost all problems related to processing freeze or burn out. Follow the steps below to get around this common dilemma. It’s not as complicated a process as you might think, and most users without any technology knowledge will be able to follow them without issue.


Reset your Galaxy S8 or S8+ Plus

Samsung mentions this technique in the initial setup of the phone. You may have noticed it, but likely did not pay it too much attention given the phone at the time was brand new. Follow these steps to start the reboot:

  1. Hold down the power button.
  2. Hold the volume down button at the same time.
  3. Hold down both buttons for nearly 10 seconds. It is usually 7-8.
  4. Wait patiently. If you are interrupted, you will have to start again.
  5. The phone will vibrate to signify its response, turn off and then start the reboot process.
  6. When it starts up again, the issues you were facing before will likely be resolved. This is best course of action whenever you suffer a freeze or major slow down.


If your issue was a little more serious, the phone might boot up in safe mode. Safe mode is a way for the device to activate its core functions without running any third party apps. If the phone runs in safe mode just fine, it means your issues are being caused by a third party installation.

If you don’t want to run Safe mode, you can use the volume controls to navigate the menu that is presented and go down to power up. Select this option to start the phone as usual, following the normal startup procedure.


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